Fake Job racket: Ex- IAS officer behind bars for duping people

Chennai: A former IAS officer was arrested by Chennai police on Thursday in connection with duping people of crores of money by promising them government jobs.

The fake job racket was busted when a resident of Nungambakkam in Chennai Nisaar Ahmed approached the central crime branch unit in the city against 62-year-old Mohanraj a former IAS officer.

The ex- IAS officer V Mohanraj was taken into custody in the commissioner’s office and have confessed to his crimes.

A case was later registered against Mohanraj for duping over a hundred people of Rs 5.5 crore.

Further investigation into the case revealed Mohanraj was connected with Navappan, a Chennai resident who impersonated as an IAS officer and cheated people of their money in exchange for a promise for a government job.

The 28-year-old Navappan was also arrested by the Entrustment Document Fraud (EDF) in 2018.

He also claimed to be working in the Chennai Secretariat where he cheated people of more than Rs 10 lakh.

The Central Crime Branch (CCB) found out that Mohanraj and Navappan were acquaintances in 2015 and 2016 while Mohanraj was still serving as an IAS officer.

The complainant Ahmed told the CCB that he had approached Mohanraj in 2015 asking for a medical seat for his daughter.

To that Mohanraj offered him a deal of Rs 50 lakhs to which Ahmed willingly agreed to.

It was when he realized no seat was arranged for this daughter he demanded his money back.

Mohanraj then issued him a cheque which bounced and Ahmed went on to register the complaint.